Orthopaedic Cast Tech II
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 11, 2022
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the unique communities we serve.Summary:
The Orthopaedic Cast Technologist II is a trained member of the
orthopaedic team who works with all associated health care
professionals in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate
responsibilities concerning all orthopaedic procedures.
1. Assist with the routine examination and treatment procedures to
include removing casts, cleaning wounds and applying dressings.
Under the direction of a physician assists in the clinical care of
2. Assists the physician in the reduction of fractures and
dislocations. Preparing for upcoming clinics including review of
the patient list, prep of pre-visit ancillary orders to ensure the
test results and prior notes have been received. Rooming the
patients to include taking vital signs and a brief visit intake
3. Performs a variety of tasks including the fabrication and
removal of casts and splints, the application of orthopaedic
devices and the removal of external orthopaedic hardware. Assist
physicians, residents and other Orthopaedic personnel with the
application and removal of a variety of casts and splints.
4. Performs application of braces, prosthetics, orthotics and
orthoses. Fitting and adjustment of canes, crutches and walkers.
Fabricating splints for various conditions. Wound care, removal of
wound closure materials (staples, sutures and percutaneous pins)
and the application and removal of sterile and non-sterile
5. Performs removal and adjustment of external fixators, halos, and
orthopaedic frames. Preparation and set up for specific types of
traction, making adjustments as necessary. Performing necessary
patient measurements (grip strength, leg strength, extremity
6. Provides patient and family education regarding the care of
their immobilization devices. Scheduling other ancillary services
per physician request. Cleaning rooms, exam tables and equipment
between patients and at the end of the day re-stocking and ordering
necessary supplies. Entering the physician labs and radiology
orders that have been ordered and handling physician referrals
Other InformationOther information:
High School diploma or GED
No licensure or certification required.
If five (5) years of experience in Orthopaedics: No licensure or
Professional Experience Requirements:
If NBCOT Orthopaedic Technologist Certification or equivalent
certification (Pedorthist Certification), LPN degree or EMT degree:
Two (2) years of experience in Orthopaedics.
If no NBCOT or equivalent certification (Pedorthist Certification),
LPN degree, or EMT degree: Five (5) years of experience in
Orthopaedics. Experience must include vital signs and basic
terminology commensurate with training programs for nursing
assistants, medical assistants and EMTs.
Experience must include vital signs and basic terminology
commensurate with training programs for nursing assistants, medical
assistants and EMTs.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Job DetailsLegal Employer:STATEEntity: UNC Faculty Physicians
Organization Unit: Orthopaedics - CP IIWork Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Orthopaedic Cast Tech II, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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